Sep 22, 2016

    Valencia fire Ayestaran after losing all 4 La Liga matches


    VALENCIA have sacked coach

    Pako Ayestaran less than six months after handing him the job, following a dire start to the season with the club propping up the La Liga table.

    They have yet to earn a point after four defeats and were beaten 2-1 by Athletic Bilbao on Sunday after taking the lead.

    "After today's board meeting, Valencia Football Club have taken the decision to relieve coach Pako Ayestaran of his duties," the club said on Tuesday.

    "The decision was taken after analysing the team's current sporting situation and the results."

    Former Valencia defender

    Voro Gonzalez has been named

    as interim coach while the club find a successor.

    A former assistant manager to Rafa Benitez at Valencia, Ayestaran rejoined the club in February as assistant to Gary Neville.

    He was named as his immediate successor in March when the former England international was sacked.

    His sacking, coming so soon after Neville's exit, is the latest blow to billionaire Peter Lim.

    He bought the club in 2014 for

    420 million euros (S$638 million) and cleared the club's debts

    of 200 million euros.

    Despite the Singaporean's investment, Valencia are in the midst of the worst run of results

    in their 97-year history.